13 Aug 2018 For Stephen (drawings), Hidden Figures and Sweetness at the bottom of the pie (books)

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Hidden Figures (book)

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Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures book cover.png
Author Margot Lee Shetterly
Country United States
Language English
Publisher William Morrow and Company
Publication date
6 September 2016
Media type Paperback
Pages 368
ISBN 978-0-06-236360-2

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race is a 2016 non-fiction book written by Margot Lee Shetterly.[1] Shetterly started working on the book in 2010.[2] The book takes place from the 1930s through the 1960s when women were still viewed as inferior to men.[3] The biographical text follows the lives of Human Computers such as Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, three mathematicians (known as “human computers”[4]) who overcame discrimination, as women and as African Americans, while working at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race, as well as Christine Darden, who was the first African-American woman to be promoted into the Senior Executive Service for her work in researching supersonic flight and sonic booms.[5][6] It was the basis of a film by the same name which was nominated for three Oscars.[1][7] The book reached number one on The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers list[8] and got the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Nonfiction in 2017.

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Hidden Figures tells the story of African-American women who worked as computers to solve problems for engineers and others at NASA. For the first years of their careers, the workplace was segregated and women were kept in the background as human computers.[9][10] Author Margot Lee Shetterly’s father was actually a research scientist at NASA who worked with many of the book’s main characters. The book explains how these three historical women overcame the discrimination and racial segregation to become three American figures in history. The main character, Katherine Johnson, calculated rocket trajectories for the Mercury and Apollo missions.[11] Johnson successfully “took matters into her own hands”;[11] by being adamant with her supervisor about her capabilities, Katherine Johnson was allowed into all male meetings at NASA.[11][12]

The Planets and Space – numbers in the words:

Mercury = 103/4/2/1

Venus = 81/9 cycle

Earth = 52/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Mars = 51/6/3 cycle

Jupiter = 99/18/9 cycle

Saturn = 93/12/3 cycle

Uranus = 94/13/4/2/1

Neptune = 95/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Pluto = 84/12/3 cycle

Planets = 87/15/6/3 cycle

Sun = 54/9 cycle

Moon = 57/12/3 cycle

Star = 58/13/4/2/1

Orbit = 64/10/1

Gravity = 102/3 cycle

Black Hole = 69/15/6/3 cycle

Worm Hole = 109/10/1

Neutrinos = 135/9 cycle

The Large Hadron Collider = 214/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Space = 44/8/4/2/1

Another book I recently read and can recommend that my mom-in-law passed on to me recently.  I gulped it down very quickly lol!  I love that the author Alan Bradley didn’t write his first book until late in life and has been a great success!

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Front cover of book showing upside-down bird with stamp on beak.

Front cover of US/Canada first edition
Author Alan Bradley
Cover artist Joe Montgomery (US)
Country Canada
Language English
Series Flavia de Luce Mysteries
Genre Mystery
Publisher Orion (UK)
Delacorte Press (US)
Publication date
22 January 2009 (UK)
10 February 2009 (Canada)
28 April 2009 (US)
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Audiobook
E-book
Pages 304 (UK first edition)
384 (US first edition)
ISBN 978-0-385-34230-8 (US)
ISBN 978-0-385-66582-7 (Canada)
ISBN 978-0-7528-9194-1 (UK)
ISBN 978-1-4104-1917-0 (large print)
OCLC 256534817
Followed by The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is a mystery by Alan Bradley published in 2009. Set in the English countryside in 1950, it features Flavia de Luce, an 11-year-old amateur sleuth who pulls herself away from her beloved chemistry lab in order to clear her father in a murder investigation. First-time novelist, Bradley, wrote the book after winning the 2007 Debut Dagger Award and selling the publishing rights in 3 countries based on the first chapter and a synopsis. Well received by critics as an old-fashioned mystery featuring an unforgettable protagonist, the novel has won multiple awards and is the first in a proposed 10-book series.

 

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